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Setting Up Your CS Account

  • Use of CS department labs and accounts is subject to the Account Policies & Lab Rules
  • Follow these instructions carefully before asking for help

Reset your CS account password

  1. Go to an account kiosk (near TMCB 1140 and 1119) or visit in your browser
    1. If you see a pop-up login request like the one on the right, click “Cancel” until it disappears (it usually takes two clicks). Logging into the pop-up will not work
    2. Once the page loads the main login page, proceed
  2. Log in with your default CS credentials
    1. Username: your BYU Net ID
    2. Password: by default, your 9-digit BYU ID number
      1. If you have previously set a CS account password and can remember it, use it here
      2. Otherwise, use your 9-digit BYU ID number. For example, Cosmo Cougar would use “123456789”
      3. Neither of these working? Make sure there isn’t a space in the “username” or “password” field
      4. Still not working? Ask a sysadmin to reset your password. Either:
        1. Bring your BYU ID card to TMCB 1140, or
        2. Submit a support ticket at (for verification purposes, include your Net ID, ID number, and birth date)
  3. Fill out the form to reset your password (as shown to the right)
    1. Current password: the password you just entered in Step 2
    2. OTP: leave this field blank
    3. New/verify password: your new password, which must meet the password requirements (listed below)
  4. Wait until the “Authenticating…” at the top of the screen disappears
    1. Once you see a screen that says “User Information”, then your account is working normally!
  5. Click your name in the top-right corner, then select “Logout”
  6. Questions or problems? Ask your TA's or contact the System Administrators

Password Requirements

Your new password must meet these requirements:

  • At least 8 characters long
  • Include 3 of these 4 character groups:
    • Capital letters
    • Lower-case letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters (including spaces)

For more information, refer to the Account Password Policy

setting-up-your-account-with-the-cs-authentication-system.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/03 13:57 by mtb76